The last 5 weeks I have just been hanging in there until the magical 6 week mark. And it did not disappoint. Maybe it's all in my head but things really are easier now. Chububby still feeds every 3 hours round the clock and occasionally he might stretch to 4-5 hours in between feeds at night. I'm still sleep deprived but the freedom of being able to drive and get out of the house and be normal again has made a HUGE difference. So here's the low down on our progress:
Chububby @ 6 weeks:
Weight: 4.82 kg (Bubby 4.39 kg)
Length: 57.5 cm (Bubby 54 cm)
Head circumference: 38.0 (Bubby same)
He's comfortably in the 50th percentile for all measurements.
(Bubby didn't reach the same weight and length until he was 9 weeks. His weight has always been in the 3rd to 5th percentile and has been a constant concern. Luckily, he's much more robust now and eats a ton, always have. I guess he has my metabolism.)
Me @ 6 weeks post partum;
Apparently I'm healing nicely but definitely could do with more sleep. My obstetrician said my recovery has been good. I still have significant abdominal separation so I need to go back tot he physiotherapist and no lifting or exercise. The black clouds have definitely lifted and my GP doesn't think I have post natal depression but urged me to rest more and sleep when I can.
Now on to my recent purchases. I am in desperate need of a wardrobe update since I am in between sizes and it will be a while yet before I get my pre-pregnancy body back since I'm not allowed to exercise. So today I went to my 'go to' place for affordable clothes, Target.
This is what I wore:
A pre-pregnancy dress in size 8! I first wore this dress for Bubby's 6 month checkup. I didn't think it would fit but it did. Hurrah! It is a bit tight but hey I can still do up the buttons. I look like I have a bit of Christina Hendricks/Joan Harris happening at the top there. It's hot on Joan but I'm not used to it on me. I never thought I'd ever say this but I miss my flat chest.
I tried these on:
I love this dress, it's navy has a nice detail on the shoulder but you can see it's a bit tight. I didn't even try the size 10 as I know it would be too big certainly by the time I go back to work. I would have still bought this but it wasn't on sale.
I liked the look of this skirt (also navy) but it makes my torso look really short but not in a way that makes my legs look long.
I really like this skirt. The only reason that I didn't get this is is because it wasn't on sale but I will wait.
I really wanted this peplum skirt but they didn't have it in store.
Also this pencil skirt.
If I was sure of the fit I'd buy them online.
These are the outfits I purchased:
This skirt is a size 10 and fits perfectly now. It will probably be too big later on but it has belt loops so I can just wear a belt with it.
This skirt is still a bit tight but I can get away with it. I quite like the pattern which is hard to see in the photo and it's also mainly navy (my love affair with navy is also documented here). Both skirts are $30 marked down from $50. I bought the black top too for $7. Bargain! Even better that I used Flybuys money from my accumulated Flybuys points. Hurrah!!!
(I don't think I've used the word hurrah more times in all my posts combined over the last 2 years)